JEAN M. (WITKOWSKI) BEDERKA, 54 LOVING WIFE, MOTHER AND SISTER ROCKFORD - Jean M. (Witkowski) Bederka, 54, a lifelong resident of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in her home, after a long illness. Born a triplet on Dec. 12, 1958; the daughter of John and Grace Sekenski Witkowski. Graduated from East High School, Class of 1976. Married Thomas Bederka on Sept. 24, 1983, at St. Rita Catholic Church. Jean loved dogs, reading and cooking. Survived by husband, Thomas; daughter, Nicole; brother, Gary Witkowski; sisters, Joy (Michael) Heaslip, Jill (Scott) Mishmash and June (Raymond) Kindermann; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and brother, Joseph Witkowski. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Hamdani and the staff at Kindred Hospital for their compassionate care. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Rita Catholic Church, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center. To express online condolences, please visit: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012